Sunday, November 1, 2015

NJ Shore Shots Showdown 7th Grade Championship Recap: Jersey Jaguars Get it Done!

Jersey Jaguars

The NJ Shore Shots Showdown took place this weekend and Basketball Spotlight was in the building for coverage. In the 7th Grade finals Jersey Jaguars defeated JKMBA 44-37. Here’s a look at the top performers from the 7th Grade Championship game. 

NJ Shore Shots Showdown 7th Grade Championship Recap

Colin Farrell Guard (Jersey Jaguars)- Farrell took home MVP honors and it was well deserved. The lead guard had total command of his game and penetrated the lane at will. He has the point guard look and handle but does possess a scorer’s mentality. He uses quickness to finish off drives and will be able to finish through contact once he gets stronger. His feel for the game and dribble drive ability should make him a good point guard in the future. I also need to note that he was close to perfect from the charity stripe.

Justin Digesu Guard (Jersey Jaguars)- Digesu is a natural scorer that put up buckets for the championship squad. He uses his crossover dribble to open the lane before driving down for a floater. Justin can also bury the jumper from the corner or from behind the arc. He loves to display his handle and get rid of defenders off the bounce.
Eligah Vito Forward (Jersey Jaguars)- Vito is a guard’s size but played the forward positions for the Jags. He finished off some big plays down the stretch that help put the game away. He played a lot stronger than he looked.
Colin Merriman Guard (JKMBA)- The other Colin ran the point for the runner up squad and held his own. He doesn’t look for his shot as much as Farrell but he does effect the game a great deal. He ran the show and tried to find shooters at the correct spot. When his team tried to make a comeback he did pick up the scoring while showing some southpaw touch. He’s a natural leader.
Riley Spitznas Guard (JKMBA)- Riley had things going in the first half. He started out the contest knocking down a few open treys then he used the pump fake to get to the mid-range area. He’s a tough guard that showed that no quit attitude.
Zachariah Hicks Forward (JKMBA)- As JKMBA attempted to make a comeback Hicks nailed a couple of treys to help the effort. He also stepped up on the defensive end and grabbed a couple of steals. He showed quickness on both sides of the ball.

OUR NEXT STOP: Super Skillcase In Neptune, NJ, November 7th and 8th.